New car path menaces rare species in valley

Rating: NNNNN EnvironmentEco types are having green nightmares about the city's consideration of a roadway that would slice through a mature.


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Eco types are having green nightmares about the city’s consideration of a roadway that would slice through a mature woodland in Toronto’s Don Valley.

Next week, city council will vote on whether to proceed with an environmental assessment for extending Redway Road to connect Millwood Road to Bayview Avenue.

It’s a route Don Valley protectors say would cut to the heart of Crother’s Woods, which has been designated a significant area by the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority because it contains regionally rare species of herbaceous plants and diverse tree and bird species.

East York councillor Jane Pitfield, the proponent of the proposed $14 million project, says, “Ninety per cent of the Leaside community have identified traffic as our number-one issue, and studying the Redway Road is the number-one solution.’

But John Wilson of the Task Force to Bring Back the Don says, “It seems inconceivable that in the 21st century the city would consider yet another major roadway through one of these valleys.’ KRIS MENON

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